Steinberg Nuendo 5.5
Steinberg released its maintenance update version 5.5 for Nuendo, with workflow features highlighted in Steinberg’s Cubase 6 advanced music production system.
An optional 5.5 update to the Nuendo Expansion Pack (NEK) including VST Expression 2 and several VST instruments has also been released. For registered users of Nuendo 5 and NEK 5, these updates are available free of charge from the Steinberg website.
Nuendo 5.5 highlights new editing functionality useful in audio production environments. Multitrack editing tools, grouping events and editing across multiple lanes are now available alongside reworked transient hitpoint detection and phase-stable audio quantization. The update features audio/MIDI lane editing, real-time time stretching and pitch shifting through the newly added élastique Pro algorithms. Complementing the list of new features are also an advanced offline processing, automation editing with improved trimming functions, the VST Amp Rack plug-in, tempo detection and full 64-bit support for Mac.
Enhancements in Nuendo 5.5 include amongst others an updated video engine, Quick Controls for accessibility and compatibility with external software applications, such as through the Advanced Authoring Format (AAF) for cross-platform interoperability.
The optional NEK 5.5 update features the VST Expression 2 which is based on the latest 3.5 version of Virtual Studio Technology (VST) and includes Note Expression to create and edit multiple controller values on single-note level. Further highlights of this add-on are the HALion Sonic SE virtual workstation with sounds and instruments, the latest incarnation of LoopMash for mixing loops together and the combination of Groove Agent ONE and Beat Designer for creating drum patterns.
Steinberg offers a Nuendo 5.5 trial version as free download for registered users from its website. The trial version can be tested without restrictions for 400 hours.
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